Laurie Penny is a columnist for The Independent
22 August 2012 09:45 AM
Governments cannot be trusted currently to deliver justice and accountability
18 August 2012 12:00 AM
"It's just amazing to see some women doing real protest, making a real noise," says Hayley Foster Da Silva, 29, a pharmacist and activist holding a sparkly home-made sign that reads "Free Pussy Riot". "It's all about freedom of speech."
16 August 2012 10:00 AM
It matters that we live in a country that no longer believes in training minds from all backgrounds
30 July 2012 12:00 AM
Laurie Penny gains an insight into the corporate mindset as she mingles with the crowd at the beach volleyball
20 July 2012 12:00 AM
The Olympic Park will be a politics-free zone. But the Games are one of the biggest political statements going
09 July 2012 12:00 AM
If I had to invent a way to undermine feminism, I'd set up a ridiculous standard of personal attainment
01 July 2012 08:05 AM
It's key to understand that some addicts have a deep emotional connection to smoking
25 June 2012 09:30 AM
When I criticised him for playing xenophobia for laughs, Professor Starkey showed his claws
19 June 2012 12:01 AM
A service that was already at breaking point begins to groan and snap.
13 June 2012 10:05 AM
Notebook: These men confuse freedom of speech with freedom to abuse and harass
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2